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KBR verdict: Judge affirms $81 million of damages awarded to 12 Oregon soldiers for toxic exposure in Iraq

By Joany Carlin, The Oregonian on April 26, 2013 at 7:47 PM, updated April 26, 2013 at 8:51 PM A federal judge in Portland Friday affirmed $75 million in punitive damages a jury awarded to 12 Oregon National Guard veterans last fall in a case against government contractor KBR, Inc. for its conduct in Iraq a decade ago. […]

April 29th, 2013 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage,Oregon,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Live,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

Cheney’s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War

Recent developments in the case against Halliburton

By Angelo Young Source: International Business Times Sunday, April 07, 2013 The accounting of the financial cost of the nearly decade-long Iraq War will go on for years, but a recent analysis has shed light on the companies that made money off the war by providing support services as the privatization of what were former U.S. military […]

April 12th, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,News Coverage | Read More »

KBR revenue, income down for Q4 and 2012

Olivia Pulsinelli Web producer-Houston Business Journal KBR Inc. (NYSE: KBR) on Wednesday reported “disappointing” results for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2012, though some business segments fared worse than others. In the fourth quarter, net income attributable to KBR was $30 million, or 20 cents per diluted share, down from $90 million, […]

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted in News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

KBR Secret Indemnity Agreement Signed By Army Chief Tainted In Enron Scandal

Army Secretary Thomas E. White signed an agreement giving legal indemnity to KBR in 2003. (AFP PHOTO by Luke Frazza) Ryan J. Reilly ryan.reilly@huffingtonpost.com WASHINGTON — The Army official who signed a secret agreement that military contractor KBR claims should burden taxpayers with the bill for the company’s negligent poisoning of U.S. soldiers in Iraq resigned […]

January 24th, 2013 | Posted in Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Federal Court,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update | Read More »

Blumenauer Statement on KBR Ruling

Friday, 02 November 2012 19:01 PORTLAND –Rep. Earl Blumenauer released the following statement regarding the verdict in the case of Oregon National Guard soldiers and KBR, Inc: Today’s verdict in the defense contractor KBR trial, brought by a dozen Oregon Army National Guard soldiers, is an important milestone.  I’ve met with these brave soldiers and […]

January 2nd, 2013 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Blog,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

Burn, Baby, Burn

By David Isenberg via HuffingtonPost.com Remember when rioters in Watts, Calif., began shouting “Burn, Baby! BURN!” in the turmoil of 1965? I’m sure they didn’t have the following future in mind. That would be the various lawsuits against KBR for operating burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. But we should all be paying attention to […]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in Burn Pit Blog,Burn Pits News,Huffington Post,KBR Lawsuits,National Media,News Coverage,Qarmat Ali Blog | Read More »

District of Oregon Denies KBR’s Motion to Dismiss For Second Time

KBR’s latest attempt to avoid trial of claims that they knowingly placed members of the Oregon Guard in danger of hexavalent chromium poisoning was denied for a second time. The troops were guarding a KBR company work site at the Qarmat Ali Water Treatment Plant near Basra, Iraq in 2003 that had been contaminated with […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in Blog,KBR Lawsuits,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Court Filings,Oregon Federal Court,Oregon Rulings,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Sodium Dichromate & Hexavalent Chromium | Read More »

KBR Must Face Guardsmen’s Toxic-Chromium Suit, Judge Says

KBR Inc. (KBR) must face a trial on claims that it knowingly exposed U.S. troops to toxic chromium dust in 2003 while they were guarding a company work site in Iraq, a Houston judge ruled. Dozens of U.S. national guardsmen from Indiana and West Virginia have sued the Houston-based military contractor over health problems they blame on exposure […]

August 20th, 2012 | Posted in KBR Lawsuits,Michael Patrick Doyle,National Media,Qarmat Ali Blog,Qarmat Ali Case Update,Texas Court Rulings | Read More »

KBR Sodium Dichromate Case Back in Court

Published: June 18, 2012 at 5:13 PM PORTLAND, Ore., June 18 (UPI) — Defense contractor KBR is being sued by Oregon National Guard members who say they were exposed to a carcinogenic chemical in Iraq, attorneys said. The most contentious motion to be argued at hearings this week in U.S. District Court in Portland, Ore., concerns […]

June 21st, 2012 | Posted in News Coverage,Qarmat Ali News | Read More »

9th Circuit Court says suit by Oregon guard against KBR can go forward

Julie Sullivan, The Oregonian On Tuesday, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals denied KBR’s request for an unusual early review that could have stalled or stopped the veterans’ lawsuit against it. Thirty six Oregon vets allege they were exposed to a cancer-causing chemical while guarding KBR and Halliburton operations early in the Iraq war and […]

December 15th, 2010 | Posted in Oregon Live | Read More »

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